- 7/8″ ribbon – Two 7″ pieces of ribbon per key fob
- mini key fob set
- Pliers that you’ve prepared for key fob making (instructions below)
- sewing machine & matching thread (or iron on hem tape/stitch witch)
- optional – free gift tags (links at bottoms)
Lay your 2 pieces of ribbon wrong sides together and sew all the way around as close to the edge as you can get or use the appropriate width hem tape and iron following the directions iron your ribbon together. Just be careful ironing your ribbon as most is polyester and can melt if the iron is too hot – every spool should tell you the ribbon’s fiber content so test out a piece first!
Decide which ribbon you want showing on the outside, fold the sewn ribbon in half and sew the edges together creating a loop (back sew a couple times to get a tight connection). You’ll want to sew as close to the edge as possible to hide the stitching with the key fob hardware. Again, if you are going the no-sew method just use a small piece of hem tape to accomplish this step, you could probably try skipping it all together if you wanted.
Once you get it going you can pop a punch of these babies out in no time! These are great if you are a ribbon scrap hoarder, too, because it’s ok if you don’t have exactly 7 inches of ribbon, you can make them to any size you want and now you can carry around your favorite ribbon everyday. On the flipside since it only takes 6-7 inches of ribbon you can also spare some of your most coveted ribbons to use on this project to make others feel special, too!
Of course I couldn’t resist is cheesy tag to go along with the project so if you’d like to tell your child’s teach how FOBulous you think they are you can download this fun tag here for free.
If you aren’t feeling quite as cheesy I also have these tags for you in 3 colors.